Palwasha Saaim, B.Sc

Palwasha Saaim is a Research Analyst at Lombardi Financial where she covers mid- and large-cap stocks, economic trends, and stock market movements. Saaim graduated summa cum laude in Economics and Finance and has passed all three levels of the CFA program. She has worked in diverse capacities in the financial services sector as an analyst, instructor, and writer.

She takes keen interest in politics and is a supporter of numerous social and charitable causes. When she is not writing, she is seen baking, reading or video-gaming.

Get to know Palwasha…

What was your first job and how did you become interested in investing?

My first job was as a bookkeeper for my family-owned business. Number crunching soon became fun and led me to switch my career interest from medicine to finance. The first time I really got interested in investing was during the housing bubble when some immediate relatives reaped hefty returns.

How did you make your first foray into investing and what did you take away from that experience?

My first real experience was investing for friends and family a number of years ago. I made four equally-weighted picks for an immediate family member’s portfolio, which shot up quickly within the first few months. Without much thought, I told them to sell their positions. Turns out, had I been more patient, the investments would have jointly returned over 330% today. Lesson learnt: “good things come to those who wait.”

What is your investment philosophy?

I’ve come a long way since my first investments; transitioning from a short-sighted reckless trader to a more mature value investor. For investment advice, I look no further than the legendary Warren Buffett. Over the years, my investment philosophy has gotten more closely aligned with his. I hope to foster more stability in my investments in the years to come.

Palwasha Saaim's Articles

Litecoin News Update Litecoin prices are consolidating just as we watch the lemmings commit mass suicide. But it shouldn’t scare you if you’re a contrarian. Today’s Litecoin news update should bring you some comfort. The “father of value investing” first introduced us to the “lemming behavior.” According to…

Is Bitcoin Going to Crash in 2018? It's that time of the year when we put our heads together to draft our game plan for next year. For now, however, we are not burdened by our New Year's resolutions, but rather our new year predictions. The next year…

Litecoin News Update The “chickun” is finally taking a breather from its exhausting run with the bulls. The rally in Litecoin prices is reversing and fears of a Litecoin crash are beginning to mount. Should you be scared? Not necessarily! It was almost certain for prices to head…

CanniMed (CMED) Stock: Best Small-Cap Marijuana Stock for 2018 Man is a strange creature. From rare earth metals to electric cars to crypto coins, his inherent profit-seeking nature has found him overnight riches in the oddest of investments. His latest obsession is green grass with psychotherapeutic properties. If…

Choosing the Best Marijuana Stock Marijuana industry players are fighting tooth and nail as they wage a battle based on “survival of the fittest.” In just one year, a bajillion new marijuana startups have propped up as they discover there’s immense money to be made in this young…

Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon. If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship. I can imagine Charlie Lee humming the tune just as he distributes virtual tickets for his Litecoin rocket ride. That rhyme may have found true meaning today. Today's Litecoin…

NEO vs. Ethereum: What’s the Difference? How are NEO and Ethereum different? That's a question we get asked quite often, especially because one is cited as a dead ringer of the other. In the cryptocurrency world, NEO has been dubbed the “Chinese Ethereum” because many see it as the Chinese doppelganger…

Litecoin News Update In case you haven't read today’s metaphoric morning paper of digital currencies, Litecoin is all over the front page. If you're an investor in this cryptocurrency, then today's Litecoin news update will certainly make your day. Litecoin touched a new all-time high of $164.00 this…

Litecoin News Update Within just hours of the big reveal, Litecoin shifts its marketing push into second gear. In case you missed the major Litecoin news update from yesterday, LTC founder Charlie Lee announced a mass marketing drive to raise public awareness about Litecoin. Except, he isn’t pinning…

Litecoin News Update Litecoin prices may appear to be stagnating this week but a tailwind could soon push them higher. Today’s Litecoin news update bears good news for investors. Litecoin founder Charlie Lee announced a major marketing initiative yesterday to spread awareness about the cryptocurrency. Why is this…

CryptoKitties Becomes Ethereum’s Largest DApp In the past one week, Ethereum prices have touched all-time highs, with daily volumes averaging between $1.5 billion to $2.0 billion. Part of this unprecedented investor interest in the cryptocurrency may be emanating from Ethereum’s first-of-its-kind, real-world use case that is garnering mass popularity.…

IOTA Price Forecast for 2018: IOTA Beats Ripple A little-known cryptocurrency, IOTA, is suddenly the talk of the town. In just a few days, this digital currency jumped to the fourth spot on the list of most valuable cryptocurrencies in the world. On its way up there, IOTA beat…

Why IOTA Prices Are About to Hit $3 A little-known cryptocurrency is making waves on major cryptocurrency exchanges. In just two days, this cryptocurrency jumped to the fifth spot on the leaderboard of the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies. The IOTA (MIOTA) cryptocurrency market capitalization has topped $7.8 billion,…

Dash Price Prediction 2020: Where Is Dash Heading Next? Dash has beaten Litecoin to become the sixth most valuable cryptocurrency in the world, after Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ripple (XRP), and IOTA (MIOTA) in that order. That leaves us wondering if Dash is set to…

Altcoin December Forecast: Bitcoin Bonanza Good News for Altcoins Cryptocurrency investors are currently standing over a massive treasure trove. Crypto coin prices are shooting through the roof, with Bitcoin leading the way. Likewise, altcoin prices are rallying as demand for these cryptocurrencies sees an unprecedented rise. In fact, the altcoin market…